Websites with FREE options during school shutdowns

Thank you to the educators and educational websites who have shared these free options.

  1. Daily Routine Cards
  2. Visual Schedules and other routine cards [More]
  3. Story:  What is the Corona Virus?
  4. Social Story: No School Today
  5. Social Story: Corona Virus
  6. Story: My school is closed today
  7. Read a book, a poem, lyrics to your favourite songs…free stories on Clarkness.
  8. Storyline Online – Listen to stories
  9. Listen to more stories
  10. Stories in French/English
  11. Listen to stories from space
  12. Listen to stories and read along
  13. If you have access to Twitter/Facebook? Look at #FreeBookResources for ideas share by illustrators and authors.
  14. Build a fort – with blankets inside or with snow outside.
  15. Play board games.
  16. Bake cookies.
  17. Build puzzles.
  18. If you don’t have puzzles, cut pictures from old magazines and cut them up.  Keep the pieces in old envelopes or Ziplock bags.
  19. Count the birds in your yard.  How many hop?  How many seem shy?  How many are looking for food?
  20. Have a long bubble bath.
  21. Cut used, recycled paper into strips and create a paper chain.  Can you staple or tape each ring yourself?
  22. Draw a picture or write a letter to a family member, friend or your teacher.  Ask your parents to take and send a picture electronically.  We don’t want to lick stamps or envelopes right now. 
  23. Work for different grade levels and subjects
  24. Cut a page from an old magazine or an article from an old newspaper.  Ask your parents to help.
    1. How many words can you circle with 3 letters each?
    2. How many words can you circle with each of the following blends: ee, ea, ai, ay, oo, oa, ou, ow, oe, ue, ui, ew, aw, oi, oy…?
    3. Write these words on separate pages in your journal.  Can you illustrate the words?  Can you write a descriptive sentence for some of the words?
  25. Write about the day’s weather.  What is the weather forecast and temperatures?  Draw a picture.
  26. If you don’t have any worksheets, build words on a cookie sheet with magnetic letters or write the words with a dry erase marker.
  27. Learn to write in cursive (videos)
  28. Free books from Pearson
  29. A spreadsheet filled with free options.
  30. Scholastic Learn at Home (BookFlix: username: Learning20 | password: Clifford) Kindergarten, Grades 1/2, Grade 3-5, Grade 6+
  31. 75 Printable games
  32. Grade 1 Worksheets
  33. Various free workbooks.  Click on the English books in each level.
  34. Math stories:frogs,monkeys, umbrella math stories
  35. Number worksheets
  36. Printable Sound Cards
  37. Words with diagraphs
  38. Read riddles about sports, animals, careers
  39. Read a recipe and answer questions.
  40. Pancake Day info
  41. Shrove or Pancake Day (read)
  42. The Runaway Pancake (story)
  43. Pancake Math (fractions) answers
  44. Spring Math (answers)
  45. Spring Math 1
  46. Spring Math 2
  47. Spring Math 3
  48. Spring Math 4
  49. Spring Math 5
  50. Spring Math 6
  51. Addition
  52. Calendar Math
  53. Addition colouring
  54. Place Value Worksheets
  55. Shapes:  Find similar shapes in your home and add them to the posters.
  56. 3rd Grade morning work
  57. 3rd Grade Work
  58. Free worksheets – various grade levels
  59. Math: Upper elementary  S Farrell
  60. Times Tables S Farrell
  61. Grammar S Farrell
  62. Phonics Play
  63. -all word family worksheets
  64. ow Dipthong word family worksheets
  65. Art: Use Playdough or Water Paint
  66. A whole channel filled with art lessons
  67. Mo Willems wants to draw pictures with you.
  68. Imagination Library
  69. Use a stamp pad to create pictures on a sheet with your Lego, lids, toys (dinosaur feet, etc.).  If you don’t have ink, use think paint.  Stamp pictures, create patters, stamp letters, shapes and numbers.
  70. If you have leftover paint or ink, add it to an ice tray and fill with water.  Before you freeze the tray, add twigs, popsicle sticks or clean earbuds.  When frozen, add a page to a baking sheet or clean tray.  No paint or write with your colourful ice cubes.
  71. Add a sheet of paper to the bottom of a plastic container or box.  Squeeze paint over the page (in lines or squiggles) – in different colours.  Add a marble and let it roll over the page – back and forth.  Let the page dry and use it as gift wrap paper.
  72. Virtual Field Trips to Museums [more]
  73. Virtual Field Trips to a farm
  74. Ranger Rick
  75. 5 Canadian Virtual Tours
  76. Geography
  77. Geography games [another one]
  78. Practice Spelling
    1. Type your spelling lists in on  You would be able to play various games afterwards.
    2. Noun worksheets
    3. Sight Words 1
    4. Sight Words 2
    5. Sight Words 3
    6. Colour Sight Words: School Theme
    7. Colour Sight Words: Superheroes
    8. Spring booklet
    9. Colour the words: Ocean Theme
    10. ai words in print / ai words cursive [Left-handed]
    11. ei words in print / ei words cursive (sounds like A) [Left-handed print and cursive]
    12. ey words in print / ey words cursive (sounds like A)
  79. Short and simple Science Activities
  80. Skype a Scientist 
  81. Videos and lessons regarding: Maps and Globes, Levels of Organization:  an introduction to Biology, Because of Winn Dixie
  82. GoNoodle
  83. PE at home
  84. Plays [Shakespeare…]


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